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How to Disable Windows Hello PIN in Windows 10

Are you looking for a quick guide on how to disable PIN on Windows 10? Are you locked out of your Windows PC and want to learn how to disable PIN on Windows 10? Follow this step-by-step guide and get back on your PC without issues.

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Follow the solutions to disable/remove Windows 10 PIN:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Use Windows PIN Removal Software  Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master...Full steps
Remove PIN on Windows 10 via Settings Select Settings from the Start Menu...Full steps
Disable Hello PIN with Registry Editor  First, open the Registry Editor on your PC or laptop. Navigate to the location...Full steps
Disable Password login in Windows 10 Open the Command prompt. In the dialogue box, type netplwiz and click the Enter key...Full steps
Use Group Policy Editor to Disable PIN First, open the Run dialogue box using the shortcut keys Windows + R...Full steps

If you use Windows 10 or 11, you might be familiar with the Windows Hello option. It is a feature on Windows that allows you to create a password to log in using a PIN. Even though creating such a PIN for your device is a way to secure it, sometimes a password could be inconvenient. Moreover, Windows Hello might open some apps that you don't want. 

However, if you have already created a PIN but now wish to disable it for easy access to the device, read further to find out. EaseUS will provide quick solutions for disabling PIN on Windows 10. 

1. Use Windows PIN Removal Software 

The first and one of the most straightforward solutions is to use Windows PIN removal software. An impressive tool is EaseUS Partition Master Professional, which has many advanced features that can easily disable your PIN. 

This free partition manager tool is equally accessible for all Windows versions. Password Reset is one of its features that will help disable the PIN you created quickly. Here's how you can use EaseUS Partition Master to remove the PIN on your Windows PC:

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Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."

click password reset feature

Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".

click create

Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive or external mobile hard disk and click "Create" again. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, click "Finish."

create bootable disk

Step 4. Remove the password reset USB, insert it into the locked PC, and restart. You will be asked to change the boot drive to boot the PC from USB. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from USB.

Step 5. After restarting, find EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."

select the correct account

Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

confirm the action

As an all-in-one solution for your Windows requirements, EaseUS Partition Master shines as a great tool. It can be easily installed by downloading a free version from the EaseUS website. 

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2. Remove PIN on Windows 10 via Settings

Creating a PIN on Windows 10 is easy. Similarly, it can be easily disabled through the Windows Settings options. To do this, you must first sign in to your account on your device.

Step 1. Select Settings from the Start Menu.

Step 2. In the Settings menu, click on Accounts. This will show many options on the left side. From the options, select Sign-in options. 

Step 3. A new menu appears, from which you can select Windows Hello PIN and then click Remove. Before removing the PIN, you will be asked to confirm it once more, and then the PIN will be removed permanently from your Windows. 

remove pin windows settings

In case your sign-in account is with Microsoft, you will be asked to enter your Microsoft account password to remove your PIN. If you have encountered the "Windows 10/11 Hello PIN: the option is currently unavailable" issue, you can follow the workable guide to solve it:

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3. Disable Windows Hello PIN in Windows 10 with Registry Editor 

You can also disable your Windows Hello PIN using the Registry Editor. For this, follow the below steps:

Step 1. First, open the Registry Editor on your PC or laptop. Navigate to the location: 

  • computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Settings\AllowSignInOptions

Step 2. From the new menu that appears, double-click on the option Value from the right-hand side. A new dialogue box appears; here, change the value data to 0 and click OK.

Step 3. Reboot your device to disable the PIN permanently. You can also change the value data back to 1 to enable Windows Hello again whenever needed. 

remove pin registry editor

4. Disable Password login in Windows 10

When you sign into your Windows 10 device, you will be asked to type the password if you have opted for a text password. This could be time-consuming and hinder the flow of your daily tasks, especially in a hurry. In such situations, you can also disable the password through the following method:

Step 1. Open the Command prompt. In the dialogue box, type netplwiz and click the Enter key. 

remove pin cmd

Step 2. This will open the User Accounts dialogue box. Select the account whose password you wish to disable and uncheck the box next to the option; users must enter a username and password to use this computer. Then select the OK button. 

Step 3. After this, type in the correct user name and password created, then click OK. Restart your computer afterward. The password will be disabled, and you will no longer be asked to type it when you sign in to your PC or laptop. 

5. Use Group Policy Editor to Disable PIN

Lastly, you can use Group Policy Editor to sign into the Windows by disabling the PIN created. Below given are the steps to do so: 

Step 1. First, open the Run dialogue box using the shortcut keys Windows + R. On the new dialogue box, type gpedit.msc and click OK to launch the Group Policy Editor on your device.

Step 2. From the new menu, select the folder Computer Configuration. Then, expand the folder Administrative Templates among the options and choose folder System from the list. 

Step 3. Under the System folder, choose the Logon folder from the list. You will see many options on the right-hand side, including Turn on convenience PIN sign-in. 

group policy administrative templates

Step 4. In the next window, click Disabled and then OK. Then click Apply and OK to save the new changes. 

Step 5. Once done, Restart your PC or laptop, and the changes to disable the Windows Hello PIN will be made. 

Those are the 5 effective ways to remove PIN on Windows 10. If you think these solutions are helpful, share it with others in need.

 

Conclusion 

As much as face recognition, PIN, or text passwords are required and are an excellent option for the safety and protection of any delicate data, sometimes it is better to skip this option. People must remember passwords often, which can be time-consuming in an emergency. 

You can try any of the five methods discussed above to disable PIN on Windows 10 if you are facing a PIN not working issue like "Something happened and your PIN isn't available." Further downloading and installing a tool such as EaseUS Partition Master is life-saving. Its advanced functions could help you deal with any issues, including disabling PIN on Windows 10. 

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FAQs About How to Disable PIN on Windows 10 

Disabling the PIN you created in Windows Hello is simple and can be accomplished through a few quick methods. Suppose you still have doubts about the same topic. In that case, some questions are commonly raised when disabling Windows Hello PIN on Windows 10. Refer to them for further clarity. 

1. Why can't I remove Windows Hello PIN?

If you cannot remove the Windows Hello PIN you created while signing in, ensure that the account you have signed up for is the right one. Always confirm that the username and password are typed in correctly so that the PIN will be removed quickly. Further from the Settings, select Accounts and Sign-in options to check if the slider next to the Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts is set as an off option.

2. How do I start Windows 10 without a password or PIN? 

You can skip creating a password or PIN for your Windows 10 account. However, you can disable the PIN through the Settings option if it is already present. Choose Sign-in options under Accounts from the Settings menu. Choose the Windows Hello PIN and click on the Remove button. You can also use EaseUS partition Master, which has a Password Reset feature to disable the PIN. 

3. How to turn off passwords in Windows 11? 

To turn off passwords in Windows 11, a simple method, such as using a tool like EaseUS Partition Master, is efficient. This one-in-all partition manager comes with several features to make it easy for you to tackle any technical error within no time. It is also compatible with all versions of Windows, making it a unique and feasible option for turning off or disabling passwords or PINs in Windows 11. 

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Updated by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created over 200 posts that help users solve multiple issues and failures on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, and Macs. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interests.

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Written by Cici

Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.

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